After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica ends printing; Company focuses on digital versions of its once-ubiquitous volumes

Agence France-Presse (AFP), via InterAksyon.com, reports that the Encyclopedia Britannica, which has been published since 1768, announced on Wednesday, March 14, that it will end the "publication of its printed editions and continue with digital versions available online."

Agence France-Presse (AFP), via InterAksyon.com, reports that the Encyclopedia Britannica, which has been published since 1768, announced on Wednesday, March 14, that it will end the "publication of its printed editions and continue with digital versions available online."

 

The report noted: "The flagship, 32-volume printed edition, available every two years, was sold for $1,400 (a little over ₱60,000). An online subscription costs around $70 (a little over ₱3,000) per year."

 

According to AFP, "the company said it will keep selling print editions until the current stock of around 4,000 sets ran out."

 

For more on this story, read the AFP article posted on InterAksyon.com.

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